Welcome to the Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment Website


FDSE Presentation Group

The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment (NIUSE) is delighted to announce that we will be delivering the Foundation Diploma in Training and Education in Supported Employment (FDSE) during November & December 2010. The training will be delivered in conjunction with the Open Training College (OTC), Dublin and will be accredited by the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway.  

This training is suitable for Employment Officers/Facilitators working in the field of vocational training and employment for people with disabilities and those currently employed in facilitating people with support needs to find and keep employment. The FDSE training aims to provide Supported Employment Practitioners with professional education and training in the principles and practices of Supported Employment. 

The course will commence in November 2010 and the 2 two-day workshops will be held in UNISON, Belfast

·         Workshop 1:              25 & 26 November 2010

·         Workshop 2:              9 & 10 December 2010

Please contact us for a FDSE Information Booklet 2010 and also a Booking Form. Closing date for applications is Friday 29 October 2010.

FDSE Group

NIUSE Training Service co-ordinates the design, development and delivery of training programmes on Supported Employment and provides a comprehensive Training Service for Supported Employment and vocational training and employment organisations throughout Northern Ireland. By offering a wide range of work-based programmes, NIUSE strives to deliver both quality provision and good value. Types of Training includes, Autism & Employment, ADHD, Equality, Engaging with Employers, Supporting People into Work and Managing Behaviour in the Workplace. Please vist our section on Training for further information.


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The 10th EUSE Conference will be held on the 15th & 16th June 2011 in the Marriott Copenhagen Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark. Please vist www.euse2011.org for further information and updates. 


The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment (NIUSE) is an umbrella organisation representing individuals and organisations providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities through the Supported Employment model.

Supported Employment assists people with disabilities to access and stay in employment through providing appropriate individualised support and become economically and socially active in their local community.

NIUSE is a pan-disability organisation with a Northern Ireland wide remit, promoting and developing Supported Employment. The Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment is a membership organisation and is open to individuals and organisations.

This site gives a wide range of information and services to our members and other relevant organisations interested in Supported Employment. We hope that you find this website informative and useful and would welcome any comments.


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